U.S. Competitiveness: A New Conversation with New Opportunities

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Columbus Room

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There is a growing sense of urgency for bipartisan commitment to restoring America's competitive edge through innovation. In that spirit, ITIF hosts a seminal half-day conference on how the United States can revitalize economic growth by boosting innovation and productivity in existing industries while also advancing emerging growth sectors such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and mobile broadband. How can we find the right mix of private sector dynamism and government support, as well as the political consensus required, to stay ahead of global competition and boost long-term prosperity?

The event features remarks by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, panel discussions with entrepreneurs, policy experts and Administration officials, as well as a conversation with former House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon and former Rep. Vernon Ehlers on the political dynamics of innovation policy.

View the U.S. Competitiveness Facts slideshow #1.

View the U.S. Competitiveness Facts slideshow #2.